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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THI LETHMIDGE HERALD Tuesday, October 27, 1970 French Favor Independence For Quebec By BEN01T HOULK PAKIS (CP) Four influen- tial Paris publications analyse the current Quebec situation in this week's editions, and all reach the same FREE AGAIN Dr. Henri Bellerhare of Montreal wolks down steps of headquarters of the'Front d'Action Politique party in East Montreal, Sunday, a free man again. Belle- mare, running for seat on city council and member of the FRAP party, was one of many persons detained by Can- adian authorities under the War Measures Act imposed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's government. British Papers Continue Play On Quebec Situation By JOHN LeBLANC LONDON (CP) British newspapers went on today wi their almost unceasing attemp at analysing what has been hai pening to Canada over th Quebec kidnap-murder situ; tion. "A chastenei- Canada faces the says a headline it Lord Thomson's Scotsma newspaper of Edinburgh. Peter Deeley, writing in Th Scotsman from Montreal, says "As one traumatic event ha overtaken another, one gets the Bourassa Defends Decision BONN (Reuter) Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa in an interview published today de fended -the decision to send Ca nadian troops into his provini and portrayed the .separaHs group behind this month's kid nappings as leftist extremists trained in Cuba or Algeria. Bourassa told the weekl' news magazine Der Spiegel hi; request to the federal govern ment for help "was the mos popular measure I have taken since taking office as "I met people who were in tears out of gratitude and shook my hand." Asked about the nature of the terrorists, the Quebec leader said: "I believe they are extre- mist people who have been trained in Cuba or ple who want social revolution. There is no possibility to satisfy these persons." Asked if the arrival of troops under the War Measures Act possibly accelerated the deci- sion of the Front de Liberation <1i.'. Quebec to kill Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, Bour- assa said: "We are dealing here with more fanatical people than Can- ada or Quebec could ever have presumed. "Laporte was the victim of a new form of hate combined with refined horror. As there was a chance of saving Laporte, we had to act as we acted. We were possibly only two streets away from the hideout but we were unlucky." Had the government met all the conditions of the FLQ which kidnapped British diplomat James (Jasper) Cross and mur- dered Laporte, "then in three weeks everything would have gone off Bourassa said. "We would have prepared the Way for anarchy." OALI.ERY RETS BOOKS OTTAWA (CP) The Lilh- Canadian Community ill present more than vol- i ncs of Lithuanian literature, and history to the National Library of Canada Oct. 24. The gift will be made to celebrate thn 400th anniversary of the founding of Lithuania's first li- brary. I feeling that a whole lifetime of infamy has been condensed into the weeks which have followed the kidnapping of the British diplomat, Jam.es Cross. "Quebec, the cause of French separatism, even Canada itself, now are on the world map as symbols of political terrorism. The cour' j has earned itself an unenviable place in history." The Scotsman story goes on to say that a section of Canadian opinion remains unconvinced that it was necessary for Prime Minister Trudeau to invoke the War Measures Act to deal with the now-outlawed Front de Lib- eration du Quebec. It adds: "Some people, not only politi- cians but also members of Canadian civil rights movement to which Trudeau belonged, have privately expressed the view that this may have been political opportunism on the prime minister's part, that he wanted to dampen down forever this growing source of criticism against his rule." TRUDEAU PRAISED But The Financial Times says in a dispatch from staff writer Jurek Martin in Montreal: Trudeau has "come on strong" at a time of national crisis while his opponents have ap- peared to vacillate in their rea- sonableness." Martin writes of live "almost Churchillian face" that Trudeau ias presented to the nation over the crisis and adds: "With, public appearances masterly in Eieir sternness, Mr. Trudeau seemingly drawing on considerable inner resources, ;as succeeded in convincing Ca- nadians that the powers he has assumed are necessary to deal wiUi the threat, the nature of vhich he has not felt moved to display in detail." The Economist, a weekly of political and economic opinion md news, says the way Tru- leau "has handled Canada's irisis has called for a good deal f political courage, and some f the personal sort as well. "By clapping the whole of Canada ;itc a state of emer- gency and treating the kidnap- lings as an act of insurrection, itr. Trudeau becomes the first eader of a democratic country vho has been willing to meet he new terrorism head-on." Soviet Dancers Perform Under leavy Guard LONDON (AP) Rudolf Nil- eyev and Natalia Makarova, vo Soviet ballet dancers who efectcd to the West, performed wan Lake uiiuer heavy police guard. An invilalion-only audience saw the ballet, staged for taping by the BBC for a Christmas show. Nurcyov, (lefnc'.cd nine years ago. Miss Makarovn I.I.SL month. It was their first starling ap- pearance together. the province should become in- dependent from Canada. In L'Express, which devotes its cover page to Canada, Jacques Boetsch writes that those in Montreal "who still call Military Critic, Historian Raps Prolongation Of SWW LONDON (Reuter) Millions of lives were sacrificed becaiise of unnecessary prolongation of the Second World War, says 'a war history by one of Britain's top military critics, the late Sir Basil Uddell Hart. Sir Basil, 74, died last Janu- ary, soon after completing his History of the Second World War. He had a world reputation as a military critic and histo- rian, having written thousands of articles and.30 books. In his last work, of 768 pages, Sir Basil found many mistakes and miscalculations by the Al- lied powers on the one hand and by Hitler on the other. For the prolongation of the nearly six-year war, he blamed the unyielding Allied demand for the unconditional surrender of both Germany and Japan. The unconditional surrender demand, he said was "the greatest help to Hitler, in pre- serving his grip on the German people, and likewise to the war party in Japan." If the Allied leaders had prov- ided some assurance as to their peace terms, Hitler's grip, on the German people, would have been loosened long before 1945. Sir Basil said the war in Europe could have been endfid in Sep- tember, months be- fore it did the Allied command taken full advantage of its opportunities. themselves federalists less certain of their choice." "Quebecers no longer regarc Independence as a terrifying L'Express says. "It might even lead to a free- ly-chosen Canadian Federation rather than a Confederation that is a legacy of defeat." In L'Actualite, Yves Bernier outlines what he Ascribes as "the heart of the problem: Con- federation, the union of 10 prov- inces with a central government More Studies NOBLEFORD (Special) Students furthering their edu- cation are Frank Zanoni, edu- cation, University of Leth- bridge; Sharon 'Konynenbelt, sociology, Carolyn Vander- woude, education, Grand Rap- ids, Mich., at Calvin College; Ruth Nieboer, Chicago Trinty College, music. Ellie Nieboer also attends Trinity College working towards ner .bachelor of science in nursing. sitting In Ottawa, benefits nine provinces and is detrimental to "Anyone who has travelled a little in Quebec and takes an interest in the country would be overwhelmed to read the news- papers over there. Every day, from the front of the last page, they are full of the grievances Quebec has against Ottawa and vice versa. "Nothing but reproaches, complaints, claims everywhere, in a style that quickly became a litany. "Quebecers have been prom- ised constitutional reform for years. It has never been under- taken." Le Nouvel Observateur sent reporter Jean Daniel to Mont- real, and he reported that "re- volt in Quebec" is fed "not by poverty, 'but by humiliation, Daniel quotes a French-Cana- dian industrialist as saying that he is addressed in English when he enters a large store in his usual business attire. "But if I took off my tie and put on a dirty the uni- dentified businessman is quoted as saying, "then people would automatically address me in French." Le Figaro Litteraire refers to Quebec, in an article -by Claude Jannoud, as "a white colony in revolt.' Jannoud quotes an unidenti- fied Montrealer he interviewed as saying that Quebecers are short of time in their struggle for independence. "Montreal is already well on its way to becoming an Eng- lish-speaking majority city. Ei- ther we will win or we will dis- appear. We have no other choice." One Sunday newspaper, the weekly Journal du Dimanche, said: "It now is certain that feder- alism cannot survive in Canada unless it succeeds, before the 1974 elections, in putting an end to the most flagrant injustices. "If nothing is solved before that date, independence, in one form or another, will become a really irrepressible demand." Blood Clinic Seeks Support Of Taber Area TABER (HNS) The quota for Taker's fall .blood donor clinic has now been raised from 250 to 275 donations, and convener Mrs. Fay Sloane anti- cipates the full support of town and district residents in meet- ing this objective. The clinic will be held at St. Mary's High School auditorium at 55th Avenue on 50th Street, sessions from to p.m. and from to 9 p.m. The' donors will not be the only people giving freely of their contributions. United Church Women are catering to the lunch, the girls in training at the hospital will attend the rest, beds, the Keyette Club members will attend, to typing duties, and the Jaycees and Key Club will look after the publicity and other duties rela- tive to the service. The date? Wednesday, Oct. 28. MACLEODS CENTRE VILLAGE MALL STEP INTO GREAT SAVINGS I For Boys and Girjsf! B mmf.tm Warm fill liner. Rubber sole. Nylon upper, 1 Navy. Sim 6-3. IMI Thick pile lining. Rubber sole. Nylon upptr. Navy. Sizes 11-5. Eskilon pile lining. Waterproof. "Leather- like" vinyl. Texis Tin. Sizes 11-4. Waterproof vinyl for Winter wear. Borg lin- ing. Antiqued Tan. Sizes 1-5. For Men to SNOW'iQERE BOOTS ick pile lining. Rubber sole, t ry. Sizes 11-5. 12" VINYL SNOW BOOTS (ilon pile lining. Well i" vinyl. Texas Tan. Sii in COWBOY BOOTS terproof vinyl for Winti Antiqued Tan. Sizes B WELLINGTON BOOTS Brown leathnr with warm pile lining. Foam soles. Brown. Sizes 3-7. a 10" INSULATED BOOTS Pile lined end Insulated for extra warmth, Steel shank. Brown. Sizes 6-11. E WINTER SPORT BOOTS New for 70. Rugged rubber sole. Insulated liner for cold weather comfort. Sizes Sizes 7-11. I095 795 IF II95 795 1495 Q.95 1295 4-98 I295 1695 io95 9.95 N A SKI-DOO! WIN A SKI-DOO! a 10" VINYL SNOW BOOTS Waterproof moulded vinyl is resistant to road salt. Brown. Sizes 7-11. s FELT-LINED BOOTS Leather upper. Long wearing rubber soles. Blue felt liners. Brown with Beige trim. Sizes 6-11. -HIS E 4-BUCKLE OVERSHOES Fleece cotton lining. Black. Sizes 6.11. 0 ZIPPER OVERSHOES 10" knit cotton lined boot. Black. Sizes 6-11. EH 15" VINYL SNOW BOOTS Waterproof "LEATHER-LIKE" vinyl Eskilon pile l 4-10. pile lining. Side zipper. Black or Tan. Sizes 0. B 12" LEATHER SNOW BOOTS "In-Comfort" with Orion pile lining. One-piece molded and sole, Black or Brawn. 6-10 including Va sizes. 013" VINYL SNOW BOOTS "LEATHER-LIKE" vinyl Is waterproof. Com- forting EskiEon lining. Side xipper. Brown. Sizes 5.10. 0 TEENS' SUEDE BOOTS Brown suede leather upper. Pile lined. Sizes 5-10. ;